11.3.09

Trading Truth for Unity

My friend Carlos has posted an article today on Trading Truth for Unity... this article concerns the Anglican Church but it also concerns us because, as Catholics this same kind of watering down of the teachings given us by Jesus by "Progressive clergy" affects us. The playbook is the same, only the players have changed. This is a reformation of the Reformation. ..."remove one brick"...

It is the issue that simply will not go away—at least not in the post-Christian, post-consensus West. It is the issue that breeds a nasty recurring tendency to divide, and divide, and then divide some more. It is the issue to which (seemingly) every General Assembly, every major synod, and every Protestant mainline ecclesiastical convocation leads these days. And, it shows no signs of abating. What’s a poor bishop to do?

...Someone has observed that when a revolutionary group wishes to wage war on human decency, the first—and most effective—strategy is to co-opt language in the service of the cause. Surely, the rhetoric of “compassion” allows activists to capture the moral high ground. It is precisely this sort of verbal sleight-of-hand that George Orwell had in mind as he penned in 1947 a brief but highly important essay titled “Politics and the English Language”: “One ought to recognize that the present political chaos is connected with the decay of language.” “Political language,” he noted, “is designed to make lies sound truthful, and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.”... Read the article here...

Thanks and tip of the hat to Carlos.

Dieu le Roy,
Brantigny

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